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Elterwater Hostel

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The hostel is located in the peaceful village of Elterwater, in the Langdale valley, 15 minutes drive from Ambleside. The area has many walks for people of all abilities, from gentle riverside meanders to the challenge presented by the Langdale Pikes, Bowfell and Scafell. There is a local Co-op in Chapel Stile and a choice of pubs locally. Banks, shops and other amenities are available in Ambleside. The area is also a favourite for both on and off-road cycling, rock climbing and many other outdoor activities. An ideal overnight stop on the Cumbria way. The hostel is an ideal venue for individuals, families, outdoor groups, schools and college trips.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Breakfast Available
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
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Durham Tees Valley Airport105 km
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

I had a lovely stay here. Everything was clean and tidy, the staff were helpful and the food was rather excellent. It was also pretty reasonably priced for this part of the Lake District, especially since it's in such a good location with regards to...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank David S
Response from ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater HostelResponded 20 September 2018

Thanks for your great review... hope to see you back soon Cheers Nick

Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed staying here. The staff were really friendly and the facilities were fantastic. The breakfast is very good too if you’re trying to decide whether to go for it! There is no parking so you have to find somewhere in the village, which...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Smita560
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Stayed in this clean friendly and hospital hostel a couple of times in the last year. Clean and tidy rooms, great drying room for any wet gear. Staff are really friendly helpful and approachable nothing is too much trouble. We really enjoyed our breakfasts and...More

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Date of stay: August 2018
Thank steviey63
Response from ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater HostelResponded 23 August 2018

Thanks for the great review Hopefully you'll be able to get here again

Reviewed 26 July 2018

Had a fantastic stay at Elterwater Hostel. Great location with easy access to loads of great walks - had a lovely run along the river one morning. The surrounding area is absolutely gorgeous and the perfect place to enjoy nature. Staff are very friendly and...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Lauren C
Response from ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater HostelResponded 26 July 2018

Thanks Lauren Hope you manage another visit soon! Cheers Nick

Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Had a really excellent stay here recently - very clean and well-maintained hostel, very friendly and helpful staff who went out of their way for us, and great food provided! A great place to stay in a lovely location.

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank chillhilly
Response from ElterwaterManager, Manager at Elterwater HostelResponded 26 July 2018

Thanks for the lovely review Cheers Nick

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Response from ElterwaterHostel | Property representative |
Hi Emma Thanks for your interest in the Hostel. There are a number of options to travel by Train or Bus/Coach from Manchester to Windermere or Ambleside in the Lake District. From there the best way to get to the Hostel... More
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"Try and book the ensuite, large, with a choice of beds"
16 Oct 2018
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"Book early to avoid disappointment "
11 Aug 2018
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"Riding and walking straight from the door destination of choice"
27 Mar 2018
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"We had an ensuite family room sleeping up to 5 on the ground floor but try a room with a view upstairs."
11 Sep 2017
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US$38 - US$140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomEnglandLake DistrictElterwater
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